Nouns denoting natural phenomena

potential drop
the difference in electrical charge between two points in a circuit expressed in volts
 
circulation
movement through a circuit; especially the movement of blood through the heart and blood vessels
 
bandwagon effect
the phenomenon of a popular trend attracting even greater popularity
 
chain lightning
a form of lightning that moves rapidly in a zigzag path with one end divided (fork-like)
 
hysteresis
the lagging of an effect behind its cause; especially the phenomenon in which the magnetic induction of a ferromagnetic material lags behind the changing magnetic field
 
byproduct
a secondary and sometimes unexpected consequence
 
snowflake
a crystal of snow
 
electrostatic field
electric field associated with static electric charges
 
interreflection
reciprocal reflection between two reflecting surfaces
 
puff
a short light gust of air
 
bolide
an especially luminous meteor (sometimes exploding)
 
fresh breeze
wind moving 19-24 knots; 5 on the Beaufort scale
 
electric dipole moment
the dipole moment in an electric dipole
 
strong interaction
(physics) the interaction that binds protons and neutrons together in the nuclei of atoms; mediated by gluons
 
supertwister
the most powerful tornado which can create enormously devastating damage
 
radiation pressure
the minute pressure exerted on a surface normal to the direction of propagation of a wave
 
updraft
a strong upward air current
 
capillary action
a phenomenon associated with surface tension and resulting in the elevation or depression of liquids in capillaries
 
propagation
the movement of a wave through a medium
 
fine spray
precipitation in very small drops
 
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